Ms. Horne is excited to join the staff of Ramstein Elementary School as Principal for the 2020-21 school year. She had the privilege of serving as an assistant principal for both Ramstein Middle and Elementary Schools over the past 4 years. During her time as an assistant principal Ms. Horne has maintained focus on building strong relationships with students, teachers, families, and her community.
Ms. Horne joined DoDEA in 2012 as a Business Education/Computer Science Teacher at Incirlik Air Base in Adana, Turkey. There, she served in multiple leadership roles and worked with team members to achieve high marks during the school accreditation process. She loved living in Turkey and the many adventures it had to offer. More importantly, she loved the DoDEA community and lifelong relationships formed. Prior to joining DoDEA, Ms. Horne worked as a public school teacher for 7 years in the areas special education, business education, and computer technology. Her experiences have allowed her to teach students of all ages and focus on a variety of professional development opportunities. These include the implementation and progress monitoring of research-based interventions, supporting students with special needs, differentiated instruction, and the Student Support Team process.
Ms. Horne is a University of Georgia alumnus and earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business and Economics. Additionally, she has a Master's Degree in Business Education and a Specialist Degree in Educational Administration and Policy.
Ms. Horne values time spent with family and friends. She stays busy with three children and a husband who is also passionate about working with young people. She is grateful to rejoin Ramstein Elementary School and looks forward to an exciting year!
Ms. Elizabeth Roybal is thrilled to join the staff of Ramstein Elementary School as Assistant Principal. Ms. Roybal is joining the Europe East District from the Americas Mid-Atlantic District as a PK-5 Literacy ISS. Ms. Roybal's focus is developing excellent schools through strong communication, professional learning and collaborative teams.
Ms. Roybal received her undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!) and her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She began her career as a Teach for America corps member in which she taught middle school ELA in Las Vegas, NV for several years. Ms. Roybal taught and was a school administrator for a public charter school network, National Heritage Academies in Brighton, CO. Additionally, Ms. Roybal has administrator experience with K12 Online Schools in Colorado.
Ms. Roybal joined DoDEA in 2018 as the Pre-K-5 Literacy ISS in Puerto Rico serving the Mid-Atlantic District. She worked with teams across Puerto Rico and the district to implement CCRSL and raise student proficiency in literacy. She was dedicated to working with teams across the district to improve communication for all stakeholders. Her proudest achievement was building relationships with administrators, teachers, staff, and garrison command to best serve the students of Puerto Rico.
Ms. Roybal is personally connected to the military as her father served in the US Air Force for twenty-two years and considers herself a proud “Military Brat.” She enjoys traveling, reading, crafting and connecting with friends/family. She is looking forward to working with the staff, students, and community of Ramstein Elementary School.
Ms. Brandi Howard is ecstatic to join the staff of Ramstein Elementary School as Assistant Principal. Ms. Howard is joining the Europe East District from the Americas Southeast District as a third-grade teacher at a 21st century school. Ms. Howard’s focus is building strong relationships with educators and military connected families as well as supporting teachers through collaboration, mentoring, and professional learning. Additionally, Ms. Howard is a dynamic, results-oriented servant leader who sets the highest standards possible for everyone to be successful.
Ms. Howard is a PhD Candidate at Auburn University in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology. She has graduate certification in Program Evaluation from Auburn University. Additionally, Ms. Howard earned her Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees in Elementary Education and Instructional Leadership certification from the University of West Alabama. She is an alumnus of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and earned an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education.
Ms. Howard joined DoDEA in 2015 as a kindergarten teacher in Fort Benning, Georgia. She has taught grades kindergarten through third grade, served as Focused Collaboration Chairperson and member, Continuous School Improvement team member, K-5 Reading Proficiency Facilitation Team member, and mentor teacher for student teachers. Prior to joining DoDEA, Ms. Howard worked as a kindergarten educator at an all-kindergarten school in Enterprise, Alabama. She has implemented 21st century skills into instruction, co-taught with colleagues, and collaborated with educators to analyze data, differentiate instruction, and implement research-based interventions to improve teaching and learning.
Since 2017, Ms. Howard has served as a Resource Teacher and Curriculum Developer for the United States Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) Gains in Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) Program at Fort Rucker, Alabama. GEMS engages rising fourth through eleventh grade students in hands‐on, inquiry‐based experiments and nurtures students’ interest in STEM career fields. USAARL’s GEMS program aims to reach students who are from southeast Alabama and who are historically underrepresented in STEM.
Ms. Howard’s educational background and experiences have allowed her to build relationships within the community, serve as a mentor to aspiring educators and college students, educate students from diverse backgrounds, and tackle challenges and problems by acquiring new leadership skills. Ms. Howard has a true passion for education and strives to create a community that encourages growth and development in a positive environment.
Ms. Howard enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering on the New Orleans Saints, traveling, listening to music, and board games. She is excited to join the Ramstein community and looks forward to working with staff and military connected families.